"Anyone who has done family or genealogical research in Civil War records will
be pleasantly surprised at the fullness and accuracy of the Spanish-American War
pension records" according to NARA
Pennsylvania Volunteers of the Spanish American War
Thousands of Pennsylvania soldiers are posted and more are coming.
- Spanish-American War guide
Contains instructions explaining how to send away for your ancestor's pension records. Pension records typically include the application forms, proof of marriage, proof of children's births, a summary of military service, and death certificates. They may also contain physical descriptions, interviews, and if you are very lucky, a photograph of the soldier and letters he may have written.